Here’s to happy feet this summer!
The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles over a lifetime! All this wear and tear on your feet can be harmful if they are not maintained properly.
What are the benefits of a pedicure?
Regular pedicures not only help keep feet looking pretty, they also keep nails trimmed, calluses controlled and skin moisturised. In addition, a foot massage helps to relieve tension and stimulate circulation.
Clipping, cutting and cleaning of the toe nails prevents them from growing inward and causing infection. The scrub and elimination of dirt and bacteria from your feet will also help prevent nail diseases/disorders and foot odors. It is also important to keep toenails healthy because they protect toes from trauma. A pedicure can improve circulation, reduce dead skin cells, improve your mood and help to maintain the condition of your toe nails.
Receiving a regular pedicure can help detect early signs of corns, bunions and fungal infections. These conditions are easier to treat when they are identified in its earlier stages.
A pedicure includes a soak in warm water and massages with lotions that help preserve the moisture and integrity of your feet. Moisturised feet are less likely to get blisters, cracks or other foot problems. It is also important to keep your cuticles moisturised to prevent nails from growing out with ridges or split ends which can cause the nails to lift out of the nail beds.
Exfoliation, or removal of dead skin cells, prevents the cells from accumulating and causing bunions or corns, which can be uncomfortable and painful. The removal of the dead skin on your feet, especially on the heel, encourages new cell growth which creates smoother and more attractive feet.
The most enjoyable part of the salon pedicure is the massage. Massaging helps promotes circulation and helps relieve tension in the calves and feet. Increase in blood circulation can reduce pain and help distribute heat throughout your body.
A good pedicure can be very relaxing. It helps you relieve stress and can be therapeutic. According to the British NHS information, massage therapy eases tension, stiffness and enhances well-being.
Feet get little care compared to other parts of your body such as your hands and face. Healthy feet are vital to our overall health so don’t neglect them! A pedicure once a month will ensure your feet stay in good condition. Give us a call, pop into the salon or visit our website at https://thevioletbutterfly.co.uk/treatments/hand-foot-therapy/ to book yourself a pedicure today.